Supreme Court rules for death row inmate asking to die by firing squad

Supreme Court rules for death row inmate asking to die by firing squad

The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled for a Georgia death row inmate who wants to be executed by firing squad instead of lethal injection, and said that a Los Angeles County officer could not be sued for failing to advise a suspect he interviewed of his Miranda rights. Justice Elena Kagan wrote for an ideologically mixed majority in the Georgia case. The case involved legal procedure, but she acknowledged that it might mean the state needs to change its law to authorize firing squads if it wants to execute Michael Nance, who killed a man after robbing a bank in 1993. Nance’s circuitous path through the courts has already seen him resentenced once, after Georgia dropped electrocution as a method of execution and adopted lethal injection. But in 2020, he …
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